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August 21, 2017 1:33 PM Malaria from foreign travellers on rise: Deadly African strain killing on UK soil

The total number of reported cases was 1,618 - 224 more than the 1,394 in 2015. They included cases involving a deadly strain that killed six people in 2016. A spokeswoman for Malaria No More UK said: “These were all from Plasmodium falciparum, the deadliest form of malaria, acquired in Sub Saharan and Southern Africa.” Research by EY and Malaria No More UK found

August 21, 2017 7:19 AM Sonko’s moment to restore the lost glory of the city in the sun

In some quarters, cynicism greeted the candidature of Mike Sonko Mbuvi as governor of Nairobi. The then Nairobi senator looked awkward on camera and ill-at-ease with spoken English. That, however, did not detract him from his goal. Indeed, those who knew of the fanatical following Sonko commands did not for a moment doubt he would pull it off. Sonko’s

August 20, 2017 12:31 PM Grace Mugabe Is Back in Zimbabwe, Trailed by Assault Accusations

The model, Gabriella Engels, 20, said that she had been with Mrs. Mugabe’s sons, Robert Mugabe Jr., 25, and Chatunga Mugabe, 21, and others in a hotel on Aug. 13 when their mother burst in and began beating her with the extension cord as 10 bodyguards watched. “There was blood everywhere,” Ms. Engels told a South African broadcaster. “She flipped and just kept beating 5

August 20, 2017 8:14 AM Rights activist Kiai briefly detained at JKIA

Human rights activist Maina Kiai was Sunday morning briefly detained at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in unclear circumstances. "Mr Kiai was detained for almost two hours at the JKIA this morning at 0645 hrs. "He was prevented from leaving the country. The immigration officer attempted to confiscate his passport without giving reasons 4

August 20, 2017 4:02 AM Manana stays on as an MP

Despite quitting as deputy minister of higher education and apologising for his “ utterly shameful” actions, Mduduzi Manana will remain an MP. Manana’s resignation yesterday was prompted by advice that he opt for the softer landing of quitting rather than being fired by President Jacob Zuma. City Press has learnt that the plan was for Zuma to ask him to resign 3

August 19, 2017 9:00 PM Raila Odinga’s win could have confronted excesses of capitalism

The greatest fear over Raila victory was economic. There was a morbid fear that his regime would dismantle the economic systems that have been gelling in the last 122 years, since 1895 when Kenya became a British protectorate. In that period, economic classes have crystallised, and it seemed Raila would have spent no time dismantling them. The social 3

August 19, 2017 2:46 PM South Africa Minister resigns over assault claim

Deputy Education Minister Mduduzi Manana appeared in court last week to face the assault charge. On Saturday, a brief statement from President Jacob Zuma’s office said he had accepted Mr Manana’s resignation, and thanked him for “his contribution to the work of government”. Mr Manana had previously apologised for what he called a “shameful incident 4

August 19, 2017 11:45 AM South Africa minister Mduduzi Manana resigns over assault claim

A South African minister has resigned amid accusations he assaulted a woman in a nightclub earlier this month. Deputy Education Minister Mduduzi Manana appeared in court last week to face the assault charge. On Saturday, a brief statement from President Jacob Zuma's office said he had accepted Mr Manana's resignation, and thanked him for "his contribution 3

August 19, 2017 10:30 AM Nigeria leader to fly home after UK treatment

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will return home on Saturday after spending more than 100 days in London receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment, his office said. The 74-year-old left for the British capital on May 7 with his prolonged absence causing tensions back home where calls have grown for him to either return or resign. A presidency 3

August 19, 2017 6:16 AM Paul Kagame inaugural speech in full

Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rwandan President Paul Kagame was sworn in Friday in front of a packed crowd in the national stadium in Kigali, entertained by a military parade and drummers. “Let’s ensure that those who struggled and perished to build this new Rwanda, and to liberate Africa, did not sacrifice in vain,” the 59-year-old Kagame said. “All the inspiration 3